The 7 Hebrew words for Praise

When reading the Psalms, it is important to note that there are several words translated into English as “praise,” or in Farsi as تسبيح يا پرستش يا حمد but the various root words have very different meanings.

Psalm 108:1,3
“O God, my heart is fixed, I will sing and give praise (ZAMAR), even with my glory (honor)…I will praise (YADAH) Thee, O Lord among the people. And I will sing praises (TEHILLAH) unto Thee among the nations.”

Psalm 145
Verse 2: “Every day I will bless Thee, and I will praise (HALAL) Thy name forever and ever.”
Verse 3: “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised (HALAL)”
Verse 4: “One generation shall praise (SHABACH) Thy works to another, and shall declare Thy mighty acts.”
Verse 10: “All Thy works shall praise (YADAH) Thee O Lord, and Thy saints shall bless Thee.”

1. YADAH – يدا

Definition: Yadah is…

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